Monthly sales of regulated adult-use and medical marijuana surpassed $25 million in September, according to the state Department of Consumer Protection. This is a monthly record since recreational sales launched in January.
The monthly total includes nearly $14.4 million in adult-use cannabis sales and $10.8 million in medical sales, according to state data.
In September, medical marijuana patients purchased 284,116 products, and adult-use consumers purchased 376,035 products. The average product price for medical marijuana patients was $38.21 in September, while the average price of adult-use products was $38.37.
In September, 52% of sales were usable cannabis, or flower, while vapes made up 30% of sales. Edible products represented 11% of sales. This proves that flower still reins as the most popular marijuana product.
Recreational marijuana sales in Connecticut began January 10, 2023, with a relatively small number of licensed cannabis companies. Adult-use consumers may purchase up to 1/4 ounce of raw flower, or the equivalent in other products such as vapes and edibles. Medical marijuana patients may purchase up to 5 ounces per month and are not subject to individual transaction limits.
The 2023 MJBiz Factbook projects Connecticut adult-use sales could be worth as much as $200 million this year, with medical sales potentially reaching $149 million.